Wake Ed

Wake County schools closing Friday

The Wake County school system has announced that schools will be closed on Friday for the fourth day in a row.

The school system is citing the “continued hazardous driving conditions.” The district says the decision to close “comes after extensive staff evaluation of secondary and neighborhood road conditions, especially in outlying areas; school parking lots; school access roads; and carpool lanes.”

Wake hasn’t yet announced when students will make up Friday. But traditional-calendar students will now likely lose March 31 – the second day of spring break. That day is a Monday so you could see a lot of families who have plans for the week skipping school.

In terms of the first three snow days, traditional-calendar students will now have classes on Feb. 17, March 28 and April 21.

Year-round students will have classes on three Saturdays – Feb. 1, May 31 and a date to be determined.

Modified-calendar students will have school on Feb. 17, March 10 and March 11.

Early college and single-sex leadership academy students will make up the days on Feb. 17, May 29 and May 30.

Schools should reopen Monday once the rising temperatures of the next few days melt the ice.